Run for Your Life by James Patterson
(Michael Bennett)

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A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history. From the #1 bestselling author comes RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, the continuation of his newest, electrifying series.

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published January 10, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 367 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Book Reporter

The secondary domestic plot --- an influenza strain running through the household while Bennett is being pressured by his superiors to capture The Teacher --- is given just enough attention to provide a sort of comic relief from the grimness of the book’s main theme without distracting the reader...

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USA Today

Detective Michael Bennett tracks down a killer targeting New York’s arrogant elite.

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Huge problems existed in the Bennett apartment when the kids started coming down with some bug and were vomiting, sometimes not in the proper place!

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Nights and Weekends

In their second Michael Bennett novel, Patterson and Ledwidge have crafted a ...
But the one thing that truly sets Run for Your Life apart from other crime thrillers ...

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Large Print Reviews

Can I sit on a beach in summer and spend an enjoyable four and three quarter hours reading the book – for although the novel may contain 372 pages, the larger than average print and the wider than average margins and the smaller than average chapters that leave half pages empty, allow a reader to...

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APOOO Bookclub

The latest Patterson/Ledwidge collaboration is set in New York City focusing on the life and times of one of its finest, Detective Michael Bennett, a recently widowed Irish cop with a lovable, flu-infested brood.

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